Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore was arrested on
Thursday and charged with simple battery, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
It’s been reported that Moore got into an altercation with a
woman and went on to grab her shoulder. The Falcons released the following
statement regarding the incident.
“We are aware of the situation involving William Moore and
are in the process of gathering more information," a Falcons spokesperson
said in a statement released to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Because
this is now a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this
The Falcons recently signed Moore to a five-year, $30 million
deal that will keep the safety in Atlanta for years to come. The 27-year-old
turned in his best performance last season, finishing the year with 105 tackles
and four interceptions. He made the Pro Bowl as an alternate.
Moore was selected by the Falcons in the second round of the
2009 NFL Draft. Prior to his arrest, he had no previous issues with the law
over his first four seasons in the NFL.
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